Husky Loops - 'I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH'

9/10

After hyping us up over the last few years with a string of bold and exciting EPs and singles, the Italian trio Husky Loops (now based in London) have been on the buzz train once again these last few months as they prepared to release their debut album 'I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH'. But now that the record is here, I don't think any of us were ready to accept just how wonderfully original and groundbreaking it is as they look set to become one of the best new outfits of 2019.

With its tongue-in-cheek opening 'A Message From Lily To A Friend', a voice recording telling us just how good this record will be, 'I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH' spends the rest of its runtime trying to outdo itself at every turn. The multifaceted release seems to spend every minute channelling some kind of anthemic aesthetic. Whether it be the Kasabian-esque atmosphere of 'Temporary Volcano' or the bold irreverence of lead single 'I Think You're Wonderful', this new collection aims to create a diverse and experimental world for Husky Loops to call their own, keeping it both familiar and original in equal measure.

It is easy to say that you will be hard pressed to find a debut album with as much flair and exciting possibilities as 'I CAN'T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH'. The chameleon-like aesthetic they have looked to conceive means that each track feels fresh and diverse throughout, delivering a solid selection that continues the hype they have been cultivating since they began.

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